Century of Lies

Century of Lies, with nearly 15 years on air, has more than 30 affiliate stations in the US and Canada. Running 29 minutes per episode, Century of Lies is currently produced by Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts.

 

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12/03/17 Maia Szalavitz


We speak with journalist Maia Szalavitz and policy expert Sanho Tree about federal drug policy and this week's announcement that presidential adviser and spin doctor Kellyanne Conway will head up White House efforts in regard to opioids.


Guest(s): Maia Szalavitz
Organization(s): Reformer
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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11/26/17 Rob Johnson


On Century of Lies this week: the city of Seattle adopted a new budget which includes money to start up a supervised consumption facility, so we hear from Seattle residents Terina James and Marlys McConnell, and also from Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson. Plus, the UK House of Commons held a debate recently on the human and financial costs of drug addiction, so we hear from Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Norfolk, and from Crispin Blunt, Conservative Member of Parliament for Reigate.


Guest(s): Rob Johnson
Organization(s): City Council
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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11/19/17 Sarah Merrigan


On this edition of Century of Lies, we discuss stigma, language, mental health, harm reduction, and drug policy reform with Sarah Merrigan, one of the hosts of the This Week In Drugs podcast.


Guest(s): Sarah Merrigan
Organization(s): This Week In Drugs
Link(s): Drug War Facts, This Week In Drugs
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11/12/17 Doug McVay


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is looking into setting up supervised consumption facilities for people who use drugs. The Board's task force on supervised consumption facilities delivered its report to SF's Health Commission on November 7th, so this week on Century Of Lies we listen to portions of that commission meeting.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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11/05/17 Lynn Paltrow


Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference #Reform17 continues, with guests Lynn Paltrow from National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Alix Lutnick, PhD, a senior research scientist at RTI International in San Francisco and author of "Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains."


Guest(s): Lynn Paltrow
Organization(s): National Advocates for Pregnant Women
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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10/29/17 Tamara Johnson-Shealey


Part three of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's #Reform17 International Reform Conference, with GA state senate candidate Tamara Johnson-Shealey, Dan Bigg from the Chicago Recovery Alliance, and Cyndee Clay from HIPS DC.
Tamara Johnson-Shealey https://www.tamaraforgeorgia.com/
HIPS DC http://www.hips.org/
Chicago Recovery Alliance http://www.anypositivechange.org/menu.html


Guest(s): Tamara Johnson-Shealey
Organization(s): Candidate
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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10/22/17 Steve Rolles


Our special coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference #Reform17 in Atlanta, Georgia, continues with interviews with Nazlee Maghsoudi from the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy; Steve Rolles from the Transform Drug Policy Foundation; Dominic Corva with the Center for Study of Cannabis and Social Policy; and Maia Szalavitz, the award-winning journalist and author of Unbroken Brain, A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction.


Guest(s): Steve Rolles
Organization(s): Transform
Link(s): Transform UK
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10/15/17 Doug McVay


Live from the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Reform Conference, we hear from South African researcher Shaun Shelly, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow from The Ordinary Peoples' Society, and Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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10/08/17 Doug McVay


The UN Human Rights Council recently conducted its Universal Periodic Review of human rights in the Philippines, so this week we hear from several nongovernmental organizations concerned with human rights and the drug war.


Guest(s): Doug McVay
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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10/01/17 Zaved Mahmood


The UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs held an intersessional meeting September 26-28, 2017, to discuss the UNGASS outcome document. This week we listen to part of their discussion on human rights and drug policies and hear presentations from Zaved Mahmood, Rule of Law and Democracy Section, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and by Christine Brautigam, Director, Intergovernmental Division, UN Women


Guest(s): Zaved Mahmood
Organization(s): United Nations
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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